Kai Li (Publications)

Kai Li (Publications)

PhD University of New South Wales, Australia
Integrated PhD Researcher

Kai Li received the B.E. degree from Shandong University, China, in 2009, the M.S. degree from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at The SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, The Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore. He was a visiting research assistant at ICT Centre, CSIRO, Australia (2012-2013). From 2010 to 2011, he was a research assistant in Mobile Technologies Centre with The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

He is currently a research scientist at CISTER Research Unit at ISEP/IPP. His research interests include vehicular communications and security, Cyber-Physical Systems, human sensing systems, resource allocation optimization, wireless sensor networks and UAV networks.

Kai is an IEEE Senior Member, and a member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He has been serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Access Journal since 2018.

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Books & Book Chapters
Human Sensing Network Architecture and Challenges in Smart Cities CISTER-TR-180111 
Tanmay Chaturvedi, Kai LiChapter in "Smart Cities: Technologies, Challenges and Future Prospects", Nova Science. 13, Sep, 2017, pp 117-140.Chapter 4. Human Sensing Network Architecture and Challenges in Smart Cities
Journal Papers
Online Velocity Control and Data Capture of Drones for the Internet-of-Things: An Onboard Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach CISTER-TR-201106 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Abbas JamalipourIEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, IEEE. Mar 2021, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 49-56.
BloothAir: A Secure Aerial Relay System Using Bluetooth Connected Autonomous Drones CISTER-TR-210202 
Kai Li, Ning Lu, Jingjing Zheng, Pei Zhang, Wei Ni, Eduardo TovarACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS), ACM. 9, Feb, 2021.In press.
Continuous Maneuver Control and Data Capture Scheduling of Autonomous Drone in Wireless Sensor Networks CISTER-TR-210101 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Falko DresslerIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE. 5, Jan, 2021.Early Access
Confidentiality and Timeliness of Data Dissemination in Platoon-based Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems CISTER-TR-210402 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Jingjing Zheng, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen GuizaniTo be published in IEEE Network (NET-M), IEEE. 2021.In press
Onboard Deep Deterministic Policy Gradients for Online Flight Resource Allocation of UAVs CISTER-TR-200602 
Kai Li, Yousef Emami, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Zhu HanIEEE Networking Letters, IEEE. 1, Sep, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 106-110.
Joint Flight Cruise Control and Data Collection in UAV-aided Internet of Things: An Onboard Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach CISTER-TR-200901 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen GuizaniIEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE. 24, Aug, 2020.Early Access Article
Onboard Double Q-learning for Airborne Data Capture in Wireless Powered IoT Networks CISTER-TR-200402 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo TovarIEEE Networking Letters, IEEE. 21, Apr, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 71-75.
Optimal Rate-Adaptive Data Dissemination in Vehicular Platoons CISTER-TR-190909 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen GuizaniIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE. 2020, Volume 21, Issue 10, pp 4241-4251.
Design and Implementation of Secret Key Agreement for Platoon-based Vehicular Cyber-physical Systems CISTER-TR-191103 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Yousef Emami, Yiran Shen, Ricardo Severino, David Pereira, Eduardo TovarACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, Article No 22, ACM. 22, Nov, 2019, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 22:1-22:20.
Secret Key Agreement for Data Dissemination in Vehicular Platoons CISTER-TR-190703 
Kai Li, Lingyun Lu, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen GuizaniIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE. 2, Jul, 2019, Volume 68, Issue 9, pp 9060-9073.
Eavesdropping and Jamming Selection Policy for Suspicious UAVs Based on Low Power Consumption over Fading Channels CISTER-TR-190302 
Xiaoming Wang, Demin Li, Chang Guo, Xiaolu Zhang, Salil S. Kanhere, Kai Li, Eduardo TovarSensors, Article No 1126, MDPI. 5, Mar, 2019, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 1-18.This article belongs to the Special Issue Low Energy Wireless Sensor Networks: Protocols, Architectures and Solutions.
Energy Efficient Legitimate Wireless Surveillance of UAV Communications CISTER-TR-190103 
Kai Li, Razvan Christian Voicu, Salil S. Kanhere, Wei Ni, Eduardo TovarIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), IEEE. 4, Jan, 2019, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp 2283-2293.
An Experimental Study for Tracking Crowd in Smart Cities CISTER-TR-181201 
Kai Li, Chau Yuen, Salil S. Kanhere, Kun Hu, Wei Zhang, Fan Jiang, Xiang LiuIEEE Systems Journal. 2019, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 2966-2977.
Reinforcement Learning for Scheduling Wireless Powered Sensor Communications CISTER-TR-181116 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Mehran Abolhasan, Eduardo TovarIEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE. 2019, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 264-274.
Fair Scheduling for Data Collection in Mobile Sensor Networks with Energy Harvesting CISTER-TR-180902 
Kai Li, Chau Yuen, Branislav Kusy, Raja Jurdak, Aleksandar Ignjatovic, Salil S. Kanhere, Sanjay JhaIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE. 2019, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 1274-1287.
On-board Deep Q-Network for UAV-assisted Online Power Transfer and Data Collection CISTER-TR-191003 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Abbas JamalipourIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE. 2019, Volume 68, Issue 12, pp 12215-12226.
Fog Computing-Assisted Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation for High-Mobility MIMO-OFDMA Networks CISTER-TR-180703 
Lingyun Lu, Tian Wang, Wei Ni, Kai Li, Bo GaoWireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Article No 5296406, Hindawi. 2018, Volume 2018, pp 1-8.
Conference or Workshop Papers/Talks
Deep Reinforcement Learning for Real-Time Trajectory Planning in UAV Networks CISTER-TR-200401 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen Guizani16th International Conference on Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing (IWCMC 2020). 15 to 19, Jun, 2020, pp 958-963. Online.
Deep Q-Learning based Resource Management in UAV-assisted Wireless Powered IoT Networks CISTER-TR-200201 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Abbas JamalipourIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2020). 7 to 11, Jun, 2020, pp 1-6. Online.
Buffer-Aware Scheduling for UAV Relay Networks with Energy Fairness CISTER-TR-200202 
Yousef Emami, Kai Li, Eduardo Tovar91st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2020-Spring). 25 to 28, May, 2020, pp 1-5. Online.
Proactive Eavesdropping via Jamming for Trajectory Tracking of UAVs CISTER-TR-190404 
Kai Li, Salil S. Kanhere, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen Guizani15th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2019). 24 to 28, Jun, 2019, Vehicular Communications Symposium, pp 477-482. Tangier, Morocco.
Cooperative Secret Key Generation for Platoon-based Vehicular Communications CISTER-TR-190206 
Kai Li, Lingyun Luy, Wei Niz, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen Guizani53rd IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2019). 20 to 24, May, 2019. Shangai, China.
HydraDoctor: Real-time Liquids Intake Monitoring by Collaborative Sensing CISTER-TR-190101 
Bowen Du, Chris Xiaoxuan Lu, Xuan Kan, Kai Wu, Man Luo, Jianfeng Hou, Kai Li, Salil S. Kanhere, Yiran Shen, Hongkai Wen20th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2019). 4 to 7, Jan, 2019, Networking Track, pp 213-217. Bangalore, India.
Using Coalition Games for QoS Aware Scheduling in mmWave WPANs CISTER-TR-180506 
Yali Chen, Yong Niu, Bo Ai, Zhangdui Zhong, Dapeng Wu, Kai LiIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Spring). 3 to 6, Jun, 2018, Recent Results. Porto, Portugal.
LCD: Low Latency Command Dissemination for A Platoon of Vehicles CISTER-TR-180109 
Kai Li, Eduardo Tovar, Mohsen GuizaniIEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2018). 20 to 24, May, 2018, Ad Hoc and Sensor Networking Symposium. Kansas, U.S.A..
PELE: Power Efficient Legitimate Eavesdropping via Jamming in UAV Communications CISTER-TR-170404 
Xiaoming Wang, Kai Li, Salil S. Kanhere, Demin Li, Xiaolu Zhang, Eduardo Tovar13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2017). 26 to 30, Jun, 2017, Vehicular Communications Symposium, pp 402-408. Valencia, Spain.
Conference or Workshop Posters/Demos
A Practical Secret Key Management for Multihop Drone Relay Systems based on Bluetooth Low Energy CISTER-TR-210601 
Kai Li, Ning Lu, Jingjing Zheng, Pei Zhang, Wei Ni, Eduardo TovarDemo in International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON). 6 to 9, Jul, 2021, Demo. Virtual conference.
Multi-Drone Assisted Internet of Things Testbed Based on Bluetooth 5 Communications CISTER-TR-200205 
Kai Li, Ning Lu, Pei Zhang, Wei Ni, Eduardo TovarPoster presented in 19th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2020). 21 to 24, Apr, 2020. Online.
Poster Abstract: Privacy-preserving Control Message Dissemination for PVCPS CISTER-TR-190203 
Kai Li, Yousef Emami, Eduardo Tovar
ABSTRACTPDFPDF Additional Files: PDFPoster
Poster presented in 18th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2019). 16 to 18, Apr, 2019. Montreal, Canada.
Cooperative Key Generation For Data Dissemination in Cyber-Physical Systems CISTER-TR-180207 
Kai Li, Harrison Kurunathan, Ricardo Severino, Eduardo Tovar
ABSTRACTPDFPDF Additional Files: PDFPoster
Poster presented in Work in Progress Session, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS 2018). 10 to 13, Apr, 2018. Porto, Portugal.Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5386-5301-2
Technical Reports
On-board Deep Q-Network for UAV-assisted Online Power Transfer and Data Collection CISTER-TR-190601 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar2, Jun, 2019.
Energy Efficient Legitimate Wireless Surveillance of UAV Communications CISTER-TR-180802 
Kai Li, Razvan Christian Voicu, Salil S. Kanhere, Wei Ni, Eduardo Tovar2018.
Channel Estimation in Vehicular Platoons CISTER-TR-180903 
Kai Li2018.
Design and Implementation of Secret Key Agreement for Platoon-based Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems CISTER-TR-181013 
Kai Li, Wei Ni, Yousef Emami, Yiran Shen, Ricardo Severino, David Pereira, Eduardo Tovar2018.